TY2014: Plants can help solve environmental and climate change problems

Public domain image, royalty free stock photo from www.public-domain-image.comSophie Healy-Thow, Kinsale Community School

I partook in the BEES Transition Year course to find out if I was sure I wanted to go down the path of science as my career option. I thought the course would give me a good knowledge of all the courses BEES has to provide and what I did or didn’t have any interest in studying.

Now that the week has unfortunately finished, I am positive I want to study science in UCC when I finish my leaving cert. I found the week educational, practical, interesting, eye opening and above all fun.

I found the week educational, practical, interesting, eye opening and above all fun

During the week we had a series of lectures and practical’s taken by exceptional Professors and Doctors who educated us on courses such as, Geology, Ecology, Zoology, radio tracking and much more.

Coming into the course I was thinking about studying Applied Plant Biology in UCC but now I’m certain that plant biology is what I’m definitely interested in and I know now that I find it the most thought-provoking out of all the courses BEES has to offer. I enjoyed learning that plants are much smarter than what people think and with the help of applied plant biologists they can solve many environmental problems.

I hope in the future I can study plants and partake in research or experiments that might help any environmental or climate change problems that we might face in years to come.

 

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